CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — A wildfire is burning about nine miles northwest of Selma on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest primarily in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.

Road 640 Safety Zone | Credit:  RRSNF

There were a reported 139 lightning strikes over the area which caused many wildfires.  This fire is one of many and also being managed by the NATCHEZ FIRE Incident Commander.


There are 356 personnel along with nine crews and 18 engines assigned.

The IMT 1 (Livingston) is also managing the NATCHEZ FIRE.

Some agencies that are assisting on this wildfire are:


Fire behavior is active with torching, spotting and uphill runs.

There has been 10,989 acres of timber, chaparral and hardwood litter destroyed.  A 5% containment status has been reached.

Fire suppression and containment cost-to-date have reached $1.2 Million.

Fire Fact

There are 23-plus uncontained incidents which includes three of them in the last 24-hours as new burning wildfires in the Northwest. Majority of these fires are in the State of Oregon.  – NIFC


Homes and other structures are under direct threat.


Level 3 (LEAVE NOW) Evacuations

Level 3 evacuation for the Oak Flat at the end of the Illinois River Road in Josephine County remains in effect.  This affects about 13 homes.


Forest Service Roads 4103, 4105, 2512 and 2402-676 are closed.



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